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Mulatto might be changing her name

Mulatto understands the controversy surrounding her rap moniker.

Mulatto Alex Figueroa

Mulatto is one of the hottest female rappers in the game right now. Crowning herself as the Queen of Da Souf, which is also the name of her debut studio album that was released back in August of this year, she’s unfortunately had to deal with some controversy during her rise to superstardom.

One main topic of discussion that always has people sharing their distaste for the matter is her stage name. As many are well aware of, the definition of mulatto is someone who is of mixed backgrounds. The word has a negative connotation to the Black community and the rapper, who’s been vocal about not changing her name no matter what people think about it, now seems to possibly be having a change of heart.

In an interview with HipHopDX at the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards, the star was asked about her rap moniker. Mulatto admitted that she’s been thinking about choosing another one in the near future.

“I can’t say too much because we’re working on something right now, but I would be lying to say it hasn’t crossed my mind before,” Mulatto told the news outlet about her potential name change. “It is a controversy that I hear and see every day as far as my name goes, so I would be lying to say no I never thought of that. But, I can’t say too much right now because it’s going to be a part of something bigger.”

In an exclusive interview with REVOLT earlier this year, Mulatto spoke about the future of women in rap. “We’re finally having the breakthrough wave. This last year was that breakthrough wave for female rap,” she told us.

“When I was growing up and Nicki Minaj came out, that was a huge impact because she’s the only female rapper mainstream-wise. I’m only 10 years old, I didn’t know about any underground whatever. I knew Nicki. This generation, these 10-year-olds got a million girls to choose from. A couple mainstream who have accomplishments. Our underground female rappers, we’re still big. That wave is taking over. If it’s finally that breakthrough right now, the future is ain’t no telling. That shit could be a takeover.”

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